3rd IZA Workshop: The Economics of Education

  • October 2023

    IZA/FCDO G²LM|LIC - Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries


    The IZA/FCDO Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation, which started as the Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (GLM|LIC) programme in 2011. The extension aims at building a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets to help shape gender and labour market policies in low-income countries. Collaboration with researchers from low-income countries is strongly encouraged.

    18th IZA & 5th IZA/CREST Conference: Labor Market Policy Evaluation

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    IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education

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    Labor Markets and Innovation during Times of War and Reconstruction


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  • December 2023

    G²LM|LIC & BREAD Conference on Development Economics

    Nairobi, Kenya

    The IZA/FCDO Gender, Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries Programme (G²LM|LIC) and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) are pleased to announce a joint Conference on Development Economics .The conference will consist of presentations of advanced stage research by senior or junior researchers, and presentations of early stage research by junior researchers.

3rd IZA Workshop: The Economics of Education
October 04, 2018 - October 06, 2018
The aim of the workshop is to bring together about 30 researchers working on the economics of education, in particular on the theme “Education and the Labor Market”.

The education system and the labor market are closely intertwined. Skills that are valued in the labor market are formed through the educational decisions of parents and students at various stages of the lifecycle. These decisions are driven by costs, and by expected returns based on beliefs about the later productiveness of skills. From a policy perspective, educational policies are concerned with shaping the supply of skills against a rapidly changing skill demand. And labor market policies might have unintended consequences for education decisions.

Against this background, the workshop aims to gather researchers to discuss the following themes (among others):
  • Changing returns to education
  • Technological change and educational mismatch
  • School-to-work transitions
  • Determinants of skill formation
  • Educational peer effects and labor market returns
  • Early determinants of gender and SES gaps

The keynote lecture will be given by Prof. Susan Dynarski (University of Michigan and IZA).

The program will consist of 21 individual talks and a poster session for local researchers, and will include a trip to the Ahr valley, one of Germany’s most scenic wine-producing areas.

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